‘Bailey House Blog’ Archives

Posted on 04/11/2014 at 4:43 pm

Guest blog post by Joseph Neese

I’ll never forget October 2009. I had just returned to campus at Boston College following several months abroad in Argentina. My boyfriend from that time was making the ages-old pilgrimage to Machu Picchu – now one of the ten wonders of the world. The immense joy of that moment was instantly sapped when, days later, [...]

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Posted on 03/10/2014 at 1:56 pm

“Women Hold Up Half the Sky” Except in HIV/AIDS policy, care, prevention and funding!

There is an old Chinese proverb that says, “Women hold up half the sky”. In 2014, I’d add, “Except in HIV/AIDS policy, prevention, strategies and care.” Women are not, as many people like to say, the “new face of AIDS”. For over 32 years, women, especially black women and Latinas, have been infected with the [...]

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Posted on 02/24/2014 at 4:36 pm

James Lister’s 30% Story

Last week Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio reached an agreement that will have far-reaching effects on low-income New Yorkers living with AIDS who qualify to receive rent assistance from the City.  It reverses a decade-long injustice that was created by the Giuliani Administration and continued through Mayor Bloomberg’s time. In federally subsidized housing or [...]

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Posted on 02/06/2014 at 11:46 am

We need to get tougher on the system, not the user.

Over the weekend, we lost yet another brilliant actor — Philip Seymour Hoffman, who graced stage, film and TV with his incredible performances. He, like Amy Winehouse, Heath Ledger, Anna Nicole Smith and others, met his end through what now seems like a lethal combination of drugs, including heroin and cocaine. We shouldn’t be surprised. [...]

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Posted on 01/10/2014 at 4:07 pm

When seeing a doctor is not enough

Recently Kaiser Health News published a story about the concerns some people living with HIV/AIDS have about Obamacare.  As the Affordable Care Act is implemented, many have questions about how current insurance coverage may be affected and whether funding streams like the Ryan White Care Act will survive. These are all very appropriate concerns as [...]

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Posted on 12/13/2013 at 11:44 am

If we housed Dasani…

I was surprised how affected I was by The New York Times series on Dasani, the young girl growing up in a City “family” homeless shelter in Brooklyn. I say that because for 23 years I’ve seen my share of family tragedy and anguish resulting from poverty, homelessness, violence and dashed dreams. I thought I [...]

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Posted on 12/06/2013 at 3:57 pm

Our Heroes

There are few who have spoken as eloquently about poverty, racism and incarceration as Nelson Mandela. His words echo true for all of us at Bailey House:  “Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and [...]

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Posted on 12/02/2013 at 4:11 pm

Let’s End AIDS Now By Talking About Poverty, Racism, Homophobia, Sexism….

Bailey House CEO Gina Quattrochi speaking at the World AIDS Day rally in Times Square on 12/1/13. We’ve all heard the phrases “get to zero”, “an AIDS-free generation”, “test and treat” – they are, I fear, hopeful but empty promises. I say that because in the last two weeks, I have attended three different high-level [...]

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Posted on 11/05/2013 at 6:14 pm

Bailey House achieves a new level of culturally competent care

Guest Post from Jaymie Kahn, Director of Community Health You may know us as “the AIDS housing agency” but we do a lot more. Bailey House’s Health Home Targeted Case Management program is now also offering services in healthcare navigation to over 460 individuals throughout NYC.  To ensure quality programming, we continuously assess community need, including [...]

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Posted on 11/01/2013 at 1:43 pm

Our neighbors are hungry: The cuts to SNAP

I’ve been writing about the cuts to SNAP (food stamp program) due to the end of the “stimulus” funds that added some extra money to the program. We often hear hunger described as “food insecurity”. This term makes it sound like a psychological condition rather than the terrible reality that many people in our City [...]

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